Umongo Petroleum to distribute Evonik oil additives in South Africa

The Oil Additives business line of Evonik has announced that Umongo Petroleum (PTY) Ltd will be the official distributor of its products in South Africa.

Umongo Petroleum will officially start the distribution of Evonik Oil Additives in January 2022. The portfolio contains VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® viscosity index improver, pour point depressants and synthetic base oils.

“We are looking forward to the partnership with Umongo Petroleum. I am certain that the company’s customer-centric approach and prominence will contribute to the success of the oil additives business line distribution in the Republic of South Africa,” said Dr. Can Turhan, Head of Global Channel Management, Evonik Oil Additives.

Evonik develops formulation solutions and base oil technologies that improve fuel economy and flow efficiency of automotive lubricants for passenger cars and commercial vehicles and increase energy efficiency and productivity of industrial lubricants for construction, mining, agricultural, and manufacturing equipment.

Umongo was established in 2005, and its business activities include the sale of additives, base oils, process oils and chemicals. It is also the exclusive distributor for Chevron Oronite Lubricant Additives in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa, BASF Lubricant Additives and Group V base stocks in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa, Chevron Group II base oils in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa and BRB Lubricant Additives in South Africa amongst others.